This week we are going to be reading poems by Edward Lear. Edward Lear wrote poems like The owl and the pussy cat, The Jumblies and The Quangle Wangle. Lots of his poems are nonsense poems.
Find out about Edward Lear by watching this sort film.
I wonder what you know about poems already? Perhaps you could tell your home learning teacher or you could write down your ideas.
Some poems are serious and some are fun; some tell a story and other are just nonsense. This week we are going to read a nonsense poem called The Quangle Wangle's Hat by Edward Lear.
Before we start reading your first task is a thinking and imagining challenge.
What do you think the poem will be about?
Nobody really knows what the Quangle Wangle is. What do you think it could? What do you think is might look like?
Just imagine and draw it in your book.
The poem tells us that the Quangle Wangle sits on the top of the CrumpettyTree. Nobody knows what a Crumpetty Tree looks like. Can you imagine what it could look like and draw it in your book?
Now watch a video of the poem being read by Griff Rhys Jones here:
Can you read the first verse of the poem?
The Quangle Wangle s Hat
On the top of the Crumpetty Tree
The Quangle Wangle sat,
But his face you could not see,
On account of his Beaver Hat.
For his Hat was a hundred and two feet wide,
With ribbons and bibbons on every side
And bells, and buttons, and loops, and lace
So that nobody ever could see the face
Of the Quangle Wangle Quee.